- DEADLINE : October 12
- LEVEL : DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MPP, MS and PhD
- FUNDING: Fully Funded
- OPEN TO : All nationalities
- HOST COUNTRY: United States of America
- HOST UNIVERSITY : Stanford University
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Stanford University announced the Knight-Hennessy scholarship program, a graduate-level scholarship to prepare a new generation of global leaders.
The Knight-Hennessy scholarship program will annually admit 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment.
Scholars will receive funding for three years to pursue master‘s or doctorate level degrees, or professional programs along with education in leadership, innovation and other curricula designed to develop scholars’ capacity to lead ambitious change in a complex world.
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars are the largest fully endowed scholarship program in the world.
Stanford University is ranked among the top five in the world, Stanford’s seven graduate and professional schools in which scholars will enroll include law; business; medicine; engineering; humanities and sciences; education; and Earth, energy and environmental sciences.
Scholars pursuing PhD or MD degrees will have the option to receive funding beyond three years.
What does the Knight-Hennessy scholarship cover?
The Knight-Hennessy scholarship is a fully funded program that covers the following :
- An exemption from tuition fees.
- A stipend for living and academic expenses, including : A Room and board, books, academic supplies, instructional materials, local transportation, and personal expenses.
- A travel grant intended to cover an economy-class ticket for one annual trip to and from Stanford.
Eligibility for the Knight-Hennessy scholarship
There are no restrictions based on nationality, age, college or university, field of study, or career aspiration. The Knight-Hennessy scholarship program encourage citizens and residents of all countries to apply.
The program do not require applicants to seek endorsements from colleges, universities, or other institutions. Application is open and free for anyone.
There are two baseline eligibility requirements :
- First, in addition to applying to Knight-Hennessy Scholars, you must apply to, be accepted by, and enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate degree program. Each incoming Knight-Hennessy Scholar must be a newly enrolling student in a Stanford graduate program. There are no quotas by discipline or program, but priority consideration will be given to those who will spend at least two years studying at Stanford.
- Second, you must have earned, in January 2015 or later, a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing in the applicant’s country.
For U.S. military (active or veteran) applicants, the program extend the eligibility window by two years in acknowledgement of longer service commitments; you must have earned your degree in January 2013 or later to enroll in 2022.
Undocumented students are eligible to apply for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, but must meet eligibility for the graduate program.
What does the Knight-Hennessy program look for?
Besides the aforementioned eligibility criteria, the program seeks visionary thinkers who are curious, open-minded, analytical, eager for cross-cultural perspective, and genuinely excited to boldly and creatively address our world’s important challenges.
Eligible programs for the Knight-Hennessy scholarship
All Stanford graduate programs are eligible, including, but not limited to: DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MPP, MS, or PhD programs.
Check all programs offered by Stanford University here :
School of Engineering
School of Humanities and Sciences
School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
Graduate School of Education
School of Medicine
School of Law
Graduate School of Business
School of Medicine Biosciences
How to apply for the Knight-Hennessy scholarship?
You must apply separately to
- The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship program.
- And to a Stanford graduate degree program.
Your two separate applications — the Knight-Hennessy Scholars application and the Stanford graduate program application — have distinct evaluation criteria, application requirements, selection processes and timelines, and admissions committees.
Once you have selected a graduate degree program, from the list above, visit the program’s website to confirm its application deadline, procedures, program requirements, and any fees.
While applications for the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship program are already open, They are NOT for the Stanford Graduate Program.
Application for the Knight-Hennessy scholarship program will be close October 12, 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Here are key dates for admission to Stanford Graduate Program :
|Graduate Degree Program||Application Opens||Application Deadline|
|MBA Program, Graduate School of Business||June 2022||Round 1 Deadline: September 9, 2022|
|MD Program, School of Medicine||June 2022||AMCAS Deadline:|
October 1, 2022*Supplemental Deadline: October 21, 2022
|MA, MS and PhD in Education,|
Graduate School of Education
|October 2022||November 15, 2022|
|JD and advanced degrees,|
Stanford Law School
|September 2022||December 1, 2022|
|Any other Stanford graduate degree program||October 2022||Program’s standard deadline or|
December 1, 2021, whichever is earlier
So, How competitive is the Knight-Hennessy scholarship ?
The program is extremely competitive. In its inaugural year, 3600 applications were received for up to 50 awards (most of them are from the USA and Canada), and in its second, 4,424 applications for 69 awards (a 1.6% acceptance rate). For 2021, the number of expected applications is 10,000.
What GPA do you need to get into any Stanford Graduate Program?
The GPA of students admitted to Stanford is 3.96 on a 4.0 scale, which means you really need to be a straight-A student to even be considered for admissions. It’s possible to get in with a GPA under 3.9, but you’ll need to compensate with higher SAT or ACT scores too.
Is it hard to get accepted in Stanford University ?
With an admission rate of 3.64% in 2020, Stanford University ranks as one of the most difficult schools to get into. This rate only reflects admission into Stanford’s undergraduate school. Some schools at Stanford are even more competitive, such as Stanford’s School of Medicine (2.3%).
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